Warm Up Match

Date published: Thursday, January 24, 2013

Oldham RL fans will get their first look at Scott Naylor’s new squad in a warm-up match against a strong Salford City Reds side at Whitebank on Sunday, February 10 (3 pm kick-off).

The Roughyed’ Super League partner club will be in Perpignanto play Catalan Dragons that weekend, but their party to come to Whitebank will include those full-time first team players who are not required in France as well as the Reds’ leading youngsters.

This will be the first of two pre-season games for Naylor’s men and the only outing at Whitebank until Rochdale Hornets are in town a month later on Sunday, March 10 in the Northern Rail Cup.

The other warm-up match is for the Law Cup against Hornets at Spotland on Sunday, February 17 (3pm).

Said Oldham chairman Chris Hamilton:” The Salford game will be our only pre-season run out on home soil, providing supporters with their first opportunity to look at all our new players.

It will be a tough examination for our brand new squad, against a significant number of full-time Super League players, but that’s what we want in preparation for the battles ahead

We’ll only have two pre-season games, but we are particularly pleased that at least one of them is against a club we will not be playing in either the league or the Northern Rail Cup”

Admission prices for the Salford game at Whitebank are £7 adults, £5 concessions, £3 under-16s and the usual £2 transfer to seats.